Mohegan Bluffs Overlook


The Mohegan Bluffs are 200-foot-high clay bluffs on Block Island’s southern shore. The Niantic and Mohegan war took place here in the mid-16th century, giving them their name. Visitors can descend to the beach via a large stairway with 141 steps. The beach is ideal for relaxing, tanning, surfing, and swimming.

The Monhegan Bluffs is 1.7 miles away from the Block Island Ferry terminal in New Shoreham. It takes about 36 minutes to walk to the bluffs, but bicycles are usually the preferred medium of transportation on the island. The bluffs are the 5th destination of the Block Island Bicycle Tour. A small free parking area is also available at the bluffs’ entrance.

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  • Address: Spring St
  • Town: New Shoreham
  • State: Rhode Island
  • GPS: Lat 41.15245 Lng -71.55505
  • Parking notes: Many people access Block Island spots by walking or biking, but if you decide to drive to Mohegan Bluffs, there is a parking lot. The best lot can be found along Spring St just west of the Southeast Lighthouse parking lot. Mohegan Bluffs parking is free and offers quick access to the iconic staircase. Additionally, visitors can park at the nearby lighthouse lot and walk to the Mohegan Bluffs staircase.
  • Parking directions: HERE
  • Location directions: HERE


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